1970 African Cup of Nations

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1970 African Cup of Nations
كأس أمم أفريقيا 1970
Tournament details
Host country Sudan
Dates 6 – 16 February
Teams 8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) 2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Sudan (1st title)
Runners-up  Ghana
Third place  United Arab Republic
Fourth place  Ivory Coast
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Goals scored 51 (3.19 per match)
Top scorer(s) Ivory Coast Laurent Pokou
(8 goals)
Best player Ivory Coast Laurent Pokou
1968
1972

The 1970 African Cup of Nations was the seventh edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the soccer championship of Africa (CAF). It was hosted by Sudan. Just like in 1968, the field of eight teams was split into two groups of four. Sudan won its first championship, beating Ghana in the final 1−0.

The tournament marked 4 final appearances in a row for Ghana, then tagged as "The Brazil of Africa". This record is currently unequaled.

Qualified teams[edit]

The 8 qualified teams are:

Jaxa was chosen as the # 1 African player in the tournament.

Squads[edit]

Venues[edit]

Khartoum
Locations of the 1970 African Cup of Nations venues
Wad Madani
Municipal Stadium Wad Madani Stadium
Capacity: 15,000 Capacity: 15,000
Khartoum.jpg Wad Medani Blue Nile.jpg

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Ivory Coast 3 2 0 1 9 4 +5 4
 Sudan 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 4
 Cameroon 3 2 0 1 7 6 +1 4
 Ethiopia 3 0 0 3 3 12 −9 0
Cameroon  3–2  Ivory Coast
Koum Goal 57'66'
N'Doga Goal 60'
Pokou Goal 25'45'
Attendance: 14,464
Referee: Mahmoud (Egypt)
Sudan  3–0  Ethiopia
Gagarin Goal 43'
Hasabu El-Sagheer Goal 47'
Jaxa Goal 85'
Attendance: 14,464
Referee: Faber (Guinea)

Cameroon  3–2  Ethiopia
Tsébo Goal 21'
Manga-Onguéné Goal 43'
N'Doga Goal 70'
Mengistu Goal 12'75'
Attendance: 9,864
Referee: Quarshie (Ghana)
Ivory Coast  1–0  Sudan
Tahi Goal 89'
Attendance: 9,864
Referee: Mahombé (Congo-Kinshasa)

Ivory Coast  6–1  Ethiopia
Losseni Goal 16'
Pokou Goal 21'60'71'80'87'
Mengistu Goal 33'
Attendance: 9,770
Referee: Boukili (Morocco)
Sudan  2–1  Cameroon
Jaxa Goal 20'
Hasabu El-Sagheer Goal 60'
Tsébo Goal 34'
Attendance: 9,770
Referee: Ngom (Senegal)

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 United Arab Rep. 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 5
 Ghana 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 4
 Guinea 3 0 2 1 4 7 −3 2
 Congo-Kinshasa 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
Ghana  2–0  Congo-Kinshasa
Owusu Goal 29'32'
Attendance: 7,525
Referee: Obeid (Sudan)
United Arab Rep.  4–1  Guinea
Abo Greisha Goal 5'10'
El-Shazly Goal 73' (pen.)
Basry Goal 66'
Soumah Goal 25' (pen.)
Attendance: 7,525
Referee: Gebreyesus (Ethiopia)

Congo-Kinshasa  2–2  Guinea
Kalonzo Goal 70'
Mungamuni Goal 72'
Petit Sory Goal 5'
Soumah Goal 55' (pen.)
Attendance: 3,342
Referee: Koudou (Ivory Coast)
United Arab Rep.  1–1  Ghana
Bazooka Goal 70' Sunday Goal 60'
Attendance: 3,342
Referee: Kandem (Cameroon)

Guinea  1–1  Ghana
Thiam Goal 10' Owusu Goal 50'
Attendance: 3,927
Referee: Khelifi (Algeria)
United Arab Rep.  1–0  Congo-Kinshasa
Abo Greisha Goal 71'
Attendance: 3,927
Referee: Simfukwe (Zimbabwe)

Knockout stage[edit]

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
14 February – Khartoum
 
 
 Ivory Coast 1
 
16 February – Khartoum
 
 Ghana (aet) 2
 
 Ghana 0
 
14 February – Khartoum
 
 Sudan 1
 
 United Arab Rep. 1
 
 
 Sudan (aet) 2
 
Third place
 
 
16 February – Khartoum
 
 
 Ivory Coast 1
 
 
 United Arab Rep. 3

Semifinals[edit]

Ivory Coast  1–2
(aet)
 Ghana
Losseni Goal 78' Sunday Goal 21'
Jabir Goal 100'
Attendance: 12,350

United Arab Rep.  1–2
(aet)
 Sudan
El-Shazly Goal 84' El-Asyad Goal 83'102'
Attendance: 12,350

Third place match[edit]

United Arab Rep.  3–1  Ivory Coast
El-Shazly Goal 3'14'50' Pokou Goal 72'

Final[edit]

Sudan  1–0  Ghana
Hasabu El-Sagheer Goal 12'
Attendance: 12,187

Winners[edit]

 African Cup of Nations 1970 Champions 

Sudan
1st title

Goalscorers[edit]

8 goals
5 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

CAF Team of the tournament[edit]

Goalkeeper

Defenders

Midfielders

Forwards

External links[edit]